Sociology A (05020292)

Sociology A (05020292)


1.0 Credit; Unweighted
Length: Year; Format: Meets Daily
Grade(s): 11, 12

This course introduces students to the study of how social forces influence human behavior in groups and individually. Topics include social problems such as drug abuse, racism, sexism, and crime. Approaches to resolving social problems are also considered such as the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, capital punishment, gun control, censorship, and affirmative action. Issues such as euthanasia, abortion, and genetic research are evaluated for the ethical problems they raise. In addition, the social culture of Radnor High School is analyzed and surveys conducted. Films, newspapers, guest speakers (such as police, judges, etc.) and field trips (such as to a prison and city school) are used.